Friday, April 19, 2024

Broadcast Engineer’s Diagnosis Device of Choice – Audio/Video/IP

The PHABRIX Sx TAG is quickly becoming the broadcast engineer’s portable device of choice for diagnosing audio, video and IP issues with its SFP, SDI and analogue I/O offering unmatched versatility in a handheld form factor. Ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog test and measurement as well as AES eye analysis.

Hybrid IP and SDI

The Sx TAG’S SFP+ cage supports coaxial and optical 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and 10G-IP I/O. Coupled to the TAG’s existing SDI, CVBS, AES and balanced audio I/O a vast array of signal generation, analysis and conversion capabilities are provided including encap/decap of ST 2110-20/30/31/40 flows to/from SDI gateway with ST 2059 PTP, AMWA NMOS IS-04/IS-05/IS-08, as well as ST 2022-6 and even the ability to generate an analog reference locked to ST 2059 PTP or 2022-6.

Extensive Video Toolsets

With simultaneous signal generation and analysis, the Sx TAG’s built-in core toolset provides a multi-format waveform, vectorscope and video display, plus data view and VANC/ANC inspector. While over 350 formats are supported for compliance monitoring. The Sx TAG’s signal generation functionality also offers 32 test patterns, including pathological.

AV Delay Generation and Analysis

AV Delay Generation and Analysis offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of Audio to Video differential delay through a broadcast system. The tool provides a realtime update of the differential delay between the video content and the selected audio channel pair to measure the propagation (latency) or pipeline delay.

Ultra Portable, Rugged, Connected

The Sx TAG (above) combines great mobility with a lightweight, rugged aluminium case and integral, high quality screen for instrument display and video monitoring. Also featured on the Sx TAG is a TCP/IP interface with GUI web server enabling remote operation, engineering support and fault analysis plus enhanced remote-control option for automated testing.


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